Makeup Collection #5 | Concealer Collection Ranking | Top Concealers for Brightening Dark Circles

As someone with acne, dark circles, and fine lines, I am always looking for concealers that will cover my imperfections & brighten my face. But not all concealers are made equal.

Curious to see how my favorite drug store concealers rank against my high end ones? Please keep reading for my concealer collection ranking

Concealer Collection Ranking

My concealer collection ranking was far easier than I thought it would be. This ranking was easier because this is one of my smallest makeup categories.

Concealer Collection Ranking 2019
A few of my favorite concealers

6 | Glossier Stretch Concealer – G10 (CF, $18.00 USD)

I purchased the Glossier Stretch Concealer at the Glossier Flagship store in NYC. This is a beautiful, natural-looking concealer. However, this concealer is a little more emollient. The Stretch Concealer shines on natural makeup days.

5 | KKW Liquid Concealer – 3 Fair Light (CF, $18.00 USD)

The KKW Liquid Concealer is a beautiful liquid concealer. Sadly, I never think to reach for the KKW Concealer, because there are other concealers in my collection that I love just a little bit more. Be aware, this does oxidize slightly.

4 | Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer – Brightener & 120N ($9.99 USD each)

The Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer has been a beloved concealer in my collection for years. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve repurchased the Nude & Brightener shades. Although this concealer is a classic, it settles into the fine lines under my eyes.

*Note: I don’t own the Age Rewind concealer right now, but this is a well-known concealer that I wanted to include for comparison.

3 | Milani Cosmetics Conceal + Perfect Longwear Concealer – 125N Light Natural (CF, $8.99 USD) The Milani Cosmetics Conceal + Perfect Concealer is an affordable, full-coverage concealer. I enjoy reaching for the Milani Concealer on days when I’m craving a high coverage look. My biggest issue with this concealer is the odd shade range.

2 | Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – Fair ($8.29 USD) The Maybelline Fit Me Concealer is an OG concealer at the drugstore. However, the Fit Me concealer is a more recent find for me. The Fit Me Concealer is a creamy, medium coverage concealer. It is a well known dupe for the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer.

1 | Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer – Marshmallow (CF, $29.00 USD)

I hate how much I love the Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer. The Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer is full coverage without looking heavy. My face looks instantly brighter wherever I apply it. I actually purchased ta darker shade for cream contouring, too.

*I did not include the Revlon Candid Concealer in my concealer collection ranking. The Candid Concealer it is purgatory. I loved the natural finish that this concealer provided, but I am testing whether or not this caused acne.

Final Thoughts on My Concealer Collection Ranking

Although my concealer collection is one of the smallest categories in my beauty inventory, it is far larger than was in previous years. 2019 was my year to try new concealer formulas.

Despite trying many new concealers, my preferences remain the same. If it wasn’t apparent from my concealer collection ranking, I prefer medium-to-full coverage concealers that add brightness to the face. My concealers need to mask the appearance of dark circles.

Moving forward, I’d love to have three concealers in my collection in a variety of shades and coverage levels.

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Concealer Collection Ranking 2019

Disclaimer: I am in not intending to brag about my collection or to show off  wealth. I work hard to buy what I own. So much of what is in my collection has been purchased at a discount or given to me as a gift.

If you enjoyed this post, please check out my other compilation posts such as the 2018 Newbie Awards – Beauty BestsBeauty WorstsRide or Die Beauty Tag, or the Perfect Palette Tag.


What do you think about my concealer collection ranking? What type of coverage do you typically go for? Please let me know in the comments below.

18 thoughts on “Makeup Collection #5 | Concealer Collection Ranking | Top Concealers for Brightening Dark Circles

  1. Concealer is something I’ve not tried loads of but I can see why people have an obsession with it. I’ve just ordered the glossier concealer and really interested in the born this way too, I love using concealer as foundation too as I need less of it for the same amount of coverage. You’re definitely inspiring me to want to try the born this way because it sounds perfect to what I want in my life. I can’t wait for the rest of the series and I’m absolutely loving it so far!
    Alex xxx
    http://allthingsalexx.wordpress.com/

    1. ah girl, you have perfect, radiant skin so you don’t need concealer lol!! Although I think I remember you ordered the Glossier Stretch concealer, which I do think you’ll enjoy based on how you rock that perfect, fresh faced skin look!

      After uni, concealer became my BFF lmao so I’ve been trying it way more now. I love that there are so many super affordable concealers that work really well!! The Born This Way is pricey… but you get SO much product and it really is amazing coverage!

      1. You’re too kind to me girl, I’ve been lacking in sleep so I NEED the concealer now haha. I love the glossier skin look so I’m really excited for it to arrive. I think when my beauty no buy is over in May I’ll treat myself to a Born This Way concealer😍

    1. I ended up doing more testing and I can say with confidence that it was NOT the culprit!! So I will be updating this post and adding the Revlon concealer in… spoiler though: I do LOVE the finish.

  2. My concealer collection is also my smallest collection I have, I’m using 2 Kylie Cosmetics ones (two different shades obviously) and the Urban Decay Stay Naked. But I do have the Tarte Shape Tape concealer ready in my drawer, just as a Kylie Cosmetics concealer replacement and a Morphe concealer just because I was curious how that one would perform lol. However, I still want to try the Maybelline Fit Me concealer! Also I had a sample of the Too Faced concealer and even though I liked how it looked on my skin, it felt kinda thick on my skin so I’m not fully sure if I want to buy a full size version.

    1. Even though my concealer collection is on the small side, I still need to really work through it this year lol! I’ve never tried the Kylie Concealers but I’ve heard good things.

      Aw sad that you don’t like the Born This Way Concealer – it didn’t feel heavy to me but it is def super full coverage!

      How did you like the Morphe concealer? Lol

      1. Oops already send my reaction when I wasn’t finished lol.

        But I haven’t tried the Morphe one yet and I might even going to sell it since I’m not tempted to try it anymore 🤭

  3. I love the two Maybelline concealers you listed I used them all the time before I switched to vegan/cruelty free products. Honestly, for drugstore products they have insane coverage and are such great quality!

  4. I’ve heard such good things about the Too Faced concealer, it’s been on my radar for a while and I think when my current concealers run out, I’ll have to pick it up! My fave is the Tarte Shape Tape and I feel like I have to have it in my collection???

  5. The age rewind concealer is my absolute ride or die concealer, I don’t even want to know how many I have purchased over the years, it just never fails me! After buying some disappointing expensive high end concealers, I vowed never again to stray away from something so affordable that works so well for me! Although now I am very intrigued to try out that Too Faced born this way concealer…..

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